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Bomb blast rocks Enugu polling centre

2015-03-28 11:13
A ballot box filled with ballot is pictured before being counted by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) at a polling station in Yenagoa in Bayelsa State ~ PIUS UTOMI EKPEI

Abuja - A car bomb has exploded at the WTC Primary School polling booth in Enugu North LGA, Naij reports.

Panic gripped the area as voters voters scrambled amid the blast. No casualties have been reported at this time.

The bomb was alleged to have been planted in a Honda Accord behind the school by unknown people who were suspected to have been waiting for the commencement of voting.

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Officials from the Police Bomb Unit rushed to the school following an alert, and have reported that one bomb went off while another had been found in the vehicle but had not yet been detonated.

The second bomb had been timed to go off during voting but has since been dismantled.

Dan Basture, Enugu State Police Commissioner, led officials from the command and the Department of State Security to the scene to conduct thorough screening of the area and assure scared voters of their safety.

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